Saturday, May 17, 2014

Weapons walkaround vol.2: Grand Slam 22000lb bomb

Subject: Grand Slam 22000lb bomb
Location: RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK 2013.
Comments: The Grand Slam was a 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) earthquake bomb used by RAF Bomber Command against strategic targets during the Second World WarKnown officially as the Bomb, Medium Capacity, 22,000 lb, it was a scaled-up version of the Tallboy bomb and closer to the original size that the bombs' inventor, Barnes Wallis, had envisaged when he first developed his earthquake bomb idea. It was also nicknamed "Ten ton Tess".





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